Find future-ready talent from the global leader in co-operative education

Looking for bright, innovative and skilled talent? You're in the right place! Waterloo co-op students are available for four or eight month work terms to help with large projects, daily tasks and everything in between. With more than 25,000 students from 120+ programs available to hire, we’re here to help you find the talent you need.

Our students combine top notch academic learning with work term experiences to bring you tech-savvy solutions, diverse perspectives and the ability to connect your business to the next generation mindset.

Join more than 7,500 other employers who have tapped into the value of co-op students from Waterloo. Register now and post a job! 

How does co-op work?

Register icon1) Register and postAffordable way to fill your talent needs

Access 25,000+ students available for full-time positions

interview icon2) Interview and hireTalent from 120+ accredited programs

Hire a student for 12 to 16 weeks.

repeat icon3) RepeatStudents are available year round

Easily repost your job for the next work term on WaterlooWorks

Why hire our co-op students? 

Illustration of a gear and lightbulb representing innovation29 years being rankedas Canada's most innovative university

Hiring our co-op students connects you with top talent from Canada’s most innovative university (Maclean’s Magazine).

Illustration of an students standing behind a handshake#1 in Canadafor employer-student connections

When hiring from Waterloo, we will connect you with top student talent, and guide you through the recruitment process (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).

Illustration of a student walking up stairs to represent experiential learning#1 in Canadafor experiential learning

As Canada's leader in experiential learning, our students are equipped with the academic and technical skills needed for the workplace.

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  1. Nov. 9, 2023Unlocking tomorrow’s tech talent today
    Ciena staff and Waterloo co-op students volunteering at a Food Bank

    by: Krista Henry (she/her)

    How Ciena empowers students to shine in the world of next-generation technologies

  2. Nov. 1, 2023Five ways AI will change the future of work
    View of the panelists mid-discussion on stage during the event

    By: Namish Modi (he/him)

    Employers, students and faculty discuss tactics to tackle artificial intelligence at work.

  3. Oct. 19, 2023Student talent help Arctic Wolf achieve “tech unicorn” status
    Three students working on cyber security code in the office

    By: Krista Henry (she/her)

    Waterloo co-op students play an integral role in the growth of this cybersecurity company.

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  1. Mar. 7, 2024CEE Employer Impact Conference
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    Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) is hosting the second annual Employer Impact Conference and you’re invited! Engage with employers, students and industry experts as we focus on “talent for a better future”. The conference will highlight emerging trends in the recruitment and talent market.

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